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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

851 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002)
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emmasdad

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap yesterday up at the Avery Tap House. I've had many, many bottles of this one, and enjoyed them all immensely, yet have never tried it on tap. I'm glad I did. Poured a dark reddish brown color, with a bit of off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of hops, roasted malt and chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 07:21:14 | More by emmasdad
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Floydster

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from Hi-Time Wines in Costa Mesa

Pour into a frosted mug and took about an hour to drink this one tonight

Not too much smell

Nice black color with a thick tannish white head

Taste was amazing for porter, dry hopped which was interesting

Could not drink too many of these even though it did taste better as it warmed

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 05:57:13 | More by Floydster
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice deep dark brown color with a small ring of head over top of the beer. The nose is chocolatey, with a touch of raisiney sweetness as well. Very interesting. The flavor is chocolate, moving towards a raisiney finish. I like it. The feel is nice and thick, somewhat coating in the mouth. This is a nice, chewey porter. The flavors are nice, but I would like to see more chocolatey flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2005 00:33:35 | More by kmpitz2
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery- New World Porter

A- Deep ruby reddish brown with a huge thick sticky head. Good messy lacing down the glass.
S- Fresh green hops and a dose of cocoa powder.
T- Sweet pine hops with a light dose of coffee bean and cocoa.
M- Sweet and hoppy throughout. Creamy finish.

Overall- Very similiar to Tröeg's Dead Reckoning.
Very good a Porter you MUST try!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 18:52:15 | More by NJpadreFan
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a gorgeous brew. Crystal clear ruby-black in color with a thick, tan pancake of a head with tenacious lace atop medium to small sized bubbles. The bottle says it's dry-hopped and there is no doubting it. The aroma is predominately grapefruit...lots of fruity hops with just a bit of lavender incense hidden somewhere in there. Mouthfeel is firm and thick. This is a robust porter...Starts with a prominent fruity hoppy sweetness, fading into a sweet roasted malt background with subtle tinges of nickel, and ending in a long coffee and loud, fruity bittering hop finish. Quite rich...one should take some antacid before partaking in this brew. This is not a balanced beer, and it's not supposed to be, but it is well-done and enjoyable none-the-less. If you like IPA's and Porters, try this...it's the best of both worlds.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2003 16:26:45 | More by Mitchster
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cjgator3

Florida

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brownish black color with a light tan colored head.

S- The aroma is dark raosted malts, a hint of coffee and a good amount of hops in the smell as well.

T- The taste like the aroma is dark roasted malts with a nice bitter coffee taste and a surprising amount of bittering hops in the finish. This is one of the hoppier porters that I've tried so far.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a really nice texture to it.

D- New World Porter is another solid beer from Avery Brewing that is definitely worth a shot. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 01:55:27 | More by cjgator3
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-The porter pours a nearly impenetrable mahogany brown color. Pretty ruby highlights are visible on the outskirts of the liquid. A coffee ice-cream head forms then dies away leaving a slight frosting floating on the liquid. The beer leaves persistent lace all the way down my glass.

S-Reeks of black roasted malty deliciousness. A bouquet of nuts, coffee beans, and even light chocolate. But my favorite part of the nose is the sun-dried citrus hop scent that really makes this brew smell quite nice. I am quite happy with the nose.

T-Yes! As I had hoped, the hops are even more stressed in the flavor of the beer. The citrus hops unite with the dark roasty malts and make a tag team of tongue-battering excellence. This is a big beer. The intensity of the smells emanating from the nose are multiplied on the palate. I would love to try this one perfectly fresh on tap! This is one bold, assertive, lovely porter.

M-The feel of this beer is big. Heavier body combines with a slippery semi-thick feeling that settles well on the tongue. The carbonation is lively enough to be noticeable but not too intense.

O/D-The label reads "A pioneer black IPA" how can you not love that. I really love this brew. I know all the ratings on Beer Advocate are subjective, but this one is supremely undervalued. I love the hop injection into this style. I am loving porters more and more, and this one just raised the bar again. Very happy to have tried this precursor to the Black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 19:19:36 | More by VelvetExtract
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve ounce bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
What an amazing appearance for a $1.99 single beer! Pours a dense, opaque, jet-black, ebony hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that exhibited enormous staying power and left behind a copious amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick aroma bursting with cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and mocha essences...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma with a wonderful cornucopia of roasted malts, burned coffee, rich mocha, dark cappucino, and strong latte nuances...
Creamy, ultra-rich and super-thick mouthfeel combined with an excellent level of drinkability to match...
Great stuff from Avery...
Definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 21:20:30 | More by dsa7783
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, reddish highlights at the bottom, seems to be clear. Flat head of under 1/2 an inch, creamy bubbles. Sheets of tan lace. Slight coffee aroma, a bit of leafiness. Mouthfeel is lighter but slick, carbonation on the lower side. Different flavor than some, sweet malted milk impression with a fairly pronounced herbal hoppiness that shows up later in the profile. Seems less hoppy on warming up a bit. I like this one OK, the end kind of annoys me a bit in its dry hop character. At least it distracts me a little -- and the finish seems noticeably thinner than the start is.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2006 00:48:05 | More by ADR
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rarbring

Sweden

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is very dark brown, almost black, a beige head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is full of dried ripe fruits, raisins, dates and figs. Some vinous, port, aromas. Roasted malt, toasty and some coffee notes.

The taste is rather sweet, fruits, sherry and coffee and cocoa beans giving some alcohol presence but mostly a good bitter finish.

A weak carbonation, smooth and a bit oily, a slightly dry finish.

A good porter, rather sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 19:26:33 | More by rarbring
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Crosling

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rock On.

This porter rocks!

It is very hop healthy.

Pours black with a tan head that laces well. Floral with caramel and roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is very hoppy with burnt malts and chocolate. Creamy and smooth.

You can tell this is dry hopped from the nose and the taste.

Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 02:28:39 | More by Crosling
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head, very nice head color, it looks pretty creamy with some big bubbles scattered throughout. Head really has no retention to speak of but leaves a nice tan cloud coating atop the beer. Smell on this one is pretty straight forward to me, lots of toasty malts and some vanilla. Some chocolate is picked up later to compliment the other scents nicely. I like how the nose is strong here too. Taste is very much like the nose, with more chocolate and less vanilla. Lots of roasted, almost burnt, malts here. Probably the first time I have ever thought of a beer as tasting burnt. It is not a bad aspect, but it is just different for me. This is pretty much just a straight up porter/stout like taste. Starts tasting a lot more chocolatey and a bit like alcohol as it warms. The mouthfeel is light-moderate bodied with no real creaminess. The carbonation is right on here for the flavors. A bit of alcohol warming is present. Drinkability is good. The taste is good, the price is not bad, I don't think any of the flavors will kill this session wise and I wouldn't mind having it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 05:02:35 | More by cbutova
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure why took to long to get this one. This is part of several Avery products I recently purchased.
Pours with a luscious thick and creamy head and seems reasonable heavy even before sampling. Very dark with garnet highlights in light. Lacing of the head upon settling.
Aroma has a distinct yeast quality that is nearly as strong as the roasted malt. Some coffee and a little chocolate. Mild hop quality sharpens the aroma some.
Rich porter flavor that hints on being too sweet. Nicely balanced with the hoppy flavor (appearing second actually) and the bitterness (which cut that sweetness right as it approaches the excess mark). Long finish with both hop and malt bittereness and dryness. Nice grassy hop flavor.
Fully moderate feel. Again rich, but cutting off just in time. Creamy and smooth carbonation.
Pretty big, in a richness way cuts final score a tad. But the flavors are good and it's an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 22:40:58 | More by garymuchow
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Well, I got maybe a tinge of ruby over in one corner I glass (I think), but the rest of this was abysmally dark. The head was a very pretty mocha color that clung to the glass on the way down.

S: I actually got more chocolate milk than actual roast here, but once I set my mind to it, I was able to detect some char. Lots of dark malt and chocolate was also present.

T: Lots of flavor here! I definitely get lots of roast on the taste side of the house, as well as a nice, bitter, raw cacao component. I got the bitterness on the mid-palate section, in fact. The finish was actually smooth and silky.

M: Thick and creamy, like a good porter should be, with ever the slightest hint of booze. Also, there was quite a hop component to this, and it was almost as if there was some chocolate-covered grapefruit embedded in there.

O: I thought this was an outstanding representation of the style and one of the better porters I've tried here recently. Avery continues to impress me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 22:40:19 | More by Chaney
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally found another six pack of this here in Raleigh for the first time in six months. Loved it back then and still love it now. Avery boasts that what makes this porter different is that it's dry hopped. This is definitely evident in the aroma. Hops also are not shy in the taste as well. For a hophead like me, this beer is great for the winter months. If I want a dark beer on a cold night and am also in the mood for an IPA, I'll certainly look for this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2007 17:22:43 | More by atsprings
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours burgundy with a nice tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving nice lacings.

S: Smoked ham and dark dried fruits. Sweet malt and hops, not to piney considering where they're from. Chocolate and faint coffee.

T: More pine in the taste, but still not too strong. Roasted sweet malt. Dark dried fruits. Lots of chocolate and faint coffee.

M: Moderate carbonation togehter with a smooth mediumfull body. Aftertaste is nice and bitter.

D: Goes down smoothly. Nice American Porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 19:10:21 | More by Sunnanek
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on guest tap at The Tap. Also found the next day at The Sunset.

This porter poured a very dark brown, almost black, with red chestnut around the edges, and with creamy, light brown foam that persisted a long time and clung to the glass. The smell was surprisingly hoppy with bitter, resinous hops, mixed with cocoa malt aroma. The taste was correspondingly very resinously hoppy and malty (chocolate and cocoa flavors) with a rather hoppy finish. The mouthfeel was dry, smooth, and crisp with medium body and moderate carbonation. The malt and hops lingered in the aftertaste. This was a rather nice, and somewhat different porter, with the difference being the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2005 05:31:49 | More by UncleJimbo
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claspada

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is extremely piney, slightly minty and woodsy; copious amounts of resinous hops take over with a very light touch of vanilla and toasted biscuitiness from the malt side.

Heavy, heavy bitterness from hops, but they still don't erase the tastes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. This is really the most balanced Black IPA I have ever had to be honest. I have yet to find a black IPA that wasn't too bitter or roasty but here it is.

The mouthfeel has small hints of carbonation and tiny bubbles which give you no problem whatsoever to have another sip. Not sure why they call it a Porter in the name and immediately on the packaging it says Black IPA, I don't get it but anyway, good job Avery. Couldn't drink these all night but a couple would be quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 23:55:12 | More by claspada
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty dark brown color, not quite opaque but not much by way of highlights either. Sheets of tan lacing coat the glass nicely, as the head sticks around a good while.

Lots of roasted malt, plenty of chocolate notes with a little sweetness. Citric, earthy hop notes as well: the bottle indicates dry-hopping.

Great flavor that leans heavily on the coffee but also includes some black malt and caramel malts. The hops are in the background; citric and slightly pine-laced.

The balance is very pleasant and the bitterness and alcohol kept at bay. Plenty of body for a porter, it's actually somewhat distinguished for the style. Great list of quality ingredients, and you never doubt the craftsmanship at Avery. Nice porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 03:24:46 | More by BretSikkink
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wedge

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark brown with a big lumpy foam head and sheets of lacing that stay plastered to the glass. Rich roasted sweet chocolate and coffee aroma with a solid hoppiness. Very flavorful roasted black malts followed by burnt chocolate. Nicely sweet and creamy with a dry finish and oh so very drinkable.

Wow, very nice! A very impressive robust porter...its too bad I only got one.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2006 01:46:57 | More by wedge
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Beautiful dark brown body, slightly transparent, big tan head that fills the goblet to the rim, before fading slowly, leaving good lacing.

Smell: Light chocolate and slightly acidic, not very pungent aroma.

Taste: Smooth and fairly good, malt is chocolate and slightly bready. Alcohol adds a bite, but the taste is fairly subdued, but delisicous and highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but not terrible.

Drinkability: A very sold American Porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2006 04:41:54 | More by TastyTaste
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mcallister

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark yet translucent tootsie roll brown. Damn good looking mocha head frothy and thick and hanging around for the party.

Hard to pull alot of aromas out which I blame on improper glassware by the Boston's Bistro. However for bigger beers and belgians they genrally use proper glassware. Anise, floral piney hop, and a roasted dark chocolate.

Solid porter and unique. Rich and masculine, roasted chocolate malt, some smoke, bitter cocoa, vanilla, anise, black cherry, finishes with a bitter hop and lasts 30 seconds. Blanaced and complex.

Thick creamy mouthfeel with multiple layers. Drink 1,2, or 4

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2006 21:26:38 | More by mcallister
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rye726

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown color with a thick tan head. Nose of toasted malts followed by a good serving of aromatic hops. The taste again very roasty and rich with some nice bitter hops to keep balance. A dry medium body with good carbonation. This is for sure one hoppy American porter. A very good example and right up there with Anchor and Fullers.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 17:34:38 | More by rye726
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Pegasus

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany brown that is all but opaque. The thick head is a lovely tan color with an abundance of sticky lace, quite decently carbonated. Strong grapefruit hops notes mingle with dark roasted, earthy malts, a most unusual pairing. Taste begins with sharply acidic grapefruit hops, followed by bitter chocolate, coffee, and pine tar notes which linger beyond the end of the taste. The mouth feel is quite smooth. This beer proves that a familiar style can be made quite exotic. Home brewers take note.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2003 19:55:30 | More by Pegasus
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a translucent seal brown hue with a half-inch of custard head. Foam retains quite well and leaves behind a few sticky rings of lacing. This has to be one of the hoppiest Porter's I've ever laid nose on. Bursting with fresh grapefruit and citrus hops, this beer's malts take a backseat and add a touch of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Although it's not a typical porter-esque aroma, I love a good hop bomb no matter what the style.

The taste delivers on the aroma's promise, with a blast of fresh citrus hops. The malts, thankfully, make their statement here, with big notes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and some roasted nuttiness. All that keeps this from a "5.0 taste" is a hint of aspertine on the finish. The mouthfeel is at the right thickness and carbonation levels, with a lasting bitter chocolate finish that balances well with the hops. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, as I enjoy most Avery brews. The hoppiness might turn some away considering the style, but for me it was a welcome treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 03:31:31 | More by wagenvolks
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.